Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal

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Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal
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Born 1866
Died 1907
Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire

Lydia Dmitrievna Zinovieva-Annibal (Russian: Лидия Дмитриевна Зиновьева-Аннибал) (1866–1907) was a Russian prose writer and dramatist.[1]

Zinovieva-Annibal was associated with the Silver Age of Russian Poetry. She hosted a literary salon, 'The Tower', with her husband, the poet Viacheslav Ivanov. Her short novel Tridsat'-tri uroda (Thirty-Three Abominations) was one of the few works of its day to openly discuss lesbianism.[2]


  • Torches (1903)
  • Rings (1904)
  • Thirty-Three Abominations (1907) short novel. Transl. by S. D. Cioran in The Silver Age of Russian Culture.
  • The Tragic Menagerie (1907) stories.
  • No!' (1918)


  1. ^ Chris Tomei, 'Lidia Dmitrievna Zinov`eva-Annibal', in Katherine Wilson, ed., An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers, Vol. 2, 1991, pp.1382-3
  2. ^ Adele Marie Barker and Jehanne M. Gheith, A History of Women's Writing in Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2002: ISBN 0-521-57280-0), p. 195.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature
  • P. Davidson, The Poetic Imagination of Viacheslav Ivanov